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PRCA Weekly Press Release – July 2, 2012

 1. A ‘deuce’ of a day for Dent in Pecos
PECOS, Texas – As much as rodeo might seem based on the principle of rugged individualism, it never hurts to have a few friends. You could ask Steven Dent about that.
Exhibit A was to be found at the West of the Pecos Rodeo June 30 when Dent won the bareback riding with 91 points on MGM Deuces Night of the Carr Pro Rodeo string – using borrowed rigging, gloves and chaps.
“It’s not the best-case scenario,” Dent said, “but these things happen during this time of the year. You miss a flight; your gear gets lost by the airline. You adjust. When you draw a horse like Deuces Night you don’t miss the opportunity, no matter what you have to do.”
In this case, Dent and traveling partner Ryan Gray had their luggage – including all their riding gear – misdirected out of Denver International Airport; they quickly had to get on their cell phones and come up with something in a hurry.
Gray called his former Odessa College coach Jim Watkins, who offered to pick up the cowboys at the airport and loan them his car. Gray’s wife Lacy, an hour away from their home in Petersburg, Texas, when she got the help call, rushed home to grab the rigging and met the guys on the road in Seminole, Texas.
“She was a savior,” Gray told the Odessa American. “She even brought extra tape and other things that we weren’t thinking about.”
They made the pick up at about 4:30 p.m. and then hustled down the road to Buck Jackson Arena, making it just before the start of the bareback riding competition.
“Ryan and I use similar riggings,” said Dent, a four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Mullen, Neb., “so I was pretty well set up. My hand is a little bit bigger than Ryan’s. I went with a glove that was a little looser. We made it work.
“Deuces Night is just a great horse. I mean this is a horse that won the fifth and 10th rounds at the (Wrangler) Nationals Finals Rodeo last year – the TV pen against the 14 other best bareback horses in the world. Obviously it is the one you want to have.”
“It felt really good. She left the chute really hard. She feels like she stalls out and leaps six feet in the air. If every horse felt like that, there would be 500 more bareback riders in the world.”
Indeed, MGM Deuces Night has provided the winning ride all three years Pete Carr has brought the 7-year-old bay-paint mare to Pecos, with Chris Harris drawing her in 2010 and 2011. Dent’s 91 points on MGM Deuces Night is the highest score ever recorded on that horse in a PRCA rodeo, one better than Gray had in winning the fifth round of last year’s Wrangler NFR and Kaycee Feild had in the final round of the 2011 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
The other champions at the $175,310 rodeo were steer wrestler Ben Shofner (10.9 seconds on two head), team ropers Josh Morris and Jody Pinkert (12.8 seconds on two head), saddle bronc riders Wade Sundell and Cody Martin (86 points each), tie-down roper Houston Hutto (20.5 seconds on two head), bull riders Jarrod Craig and Chris Roundy (87 points each), steer roper Chance Kelton (43.4 seconds on three head) and barrel racer Kenna Squires (17.31 seconds).
2. Proctor repeats as Cody X Bulls champion
        CODY, Wyo. – Reigning World Champion Shane Proctor hasn’t been looking at dollar totals or his place in the standings. His single goal entering the Fourth of July run known as Cowboy Christmas was “to get myself up into the Top 15.”
It took him a single night on the familiar dirt of Stampede Park to check that goal off his list.
Proctor, of Troutman, N.C., repeated as champion of the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls event with a total score of 171.5 points on two head and earned $10,675 to move to 14th in the world standings. Cody Samora, the only other contestant with two qualified rides, was second with 156 points.
Proctor finished fourth in the long round on Robinson Pro Rodeo’s Speck T and came back to tie for second in the finals with an 86.5-point ride aboard Robinson’s Lil Shyster, a bull raised by Bart Futrell, about 15 miles from Proctor’s home in North Carolina.
“Lil Shyster bucked me off in the short round at Okeechobee (Fla.),” Proctor said, “so I knew I was going to going to have to come with my ‘A game’ for the finals.”
Proctor broke his left arm in the 10th round of the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and missed a few months at the start of the season.
He’s been having trouble building much momentum up to this point and entered the week in 32nd place in the world standings with earnings of $19,038.
“I’ve had moments like the 88-point ride at Tucson (good for second place) and the 91 in (winning) Sisters, Ore.,” Proctor said, “but I’ve never felt confident. It helps to come back to a place like this that feels so familiar and comfortable.”
He went to Northwest College in Powell, just 24 miles away, and he worked building cabins in the area. It’s always felt like a second home.
His success at Stampede Park should only enhance that feeling.
Proctor is the first two-time champion at the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls tour stop. The last two champions here – J.W. Harris in 2010 and Proctor last year – earned gold buckles at the end of the year.
        “That’s a good streak to keep going,” Proctor said. “There’s a lot of year left and the main thing is to get back into the Top 15 so I have a chance.”
• It’s been 29 years since a Minnesota bull rider last qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, a drought Brett Stall seems determined to end almost entirely on the strength of his Xtreme Bulls Tour successes.
        Stall, of Detroit Lakes, Minn., won the first round of the Greeley (Colo.) Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event on June 27 with his 86-point ride on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Hot Tamale, and that stood up for the overall win when the bulls went 12-0 in the final round.
        That was Stall’s second win in Xtreme Bulls competition this year – he also won in Rapid City, S.D. – to go with a second-place result at the Fort Mojave, Ariz., tour stop. He is fourth in the X Bulls standings with $24,437 and that represents more than half of his season total of $40,499.
        The win at the Island Grove arena pushed him ahead of Ardie Maier into sixth place in the world standings. A good run through the Fourth of July week known as Cowboy Christmas could just about assure his place in Las Vegas where he would be the first Minnesota bull rider to make it since Paul Wiederholt in 1983.
        Cody Rostockyj was second in Greeley with an 85-point score in the first round and Nate Perry was third with an 81.
3. Roberts finding comfort zone in Canada
E.J. Roberts made his first campaign in Canada this year with an eye toward qualifying for the Canadian Finals Rodeo and after a rough introductory period – a half dozen or so rodeos without a check – Canada is starting to warm up to the Stephenville, Texas, tie-down roper.
After finally winning a check at the Lea Park Rodeo in Marwayne, Alberta, Roberts broke through for a win at the June 27-July 1 Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo with a time of 7.9 seconds and then won a round at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede in 7.7.
That brought his total earnings for the weekend to $6,027 and kept him on pace to qualify for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He is 11thentering Cowboy Christmas week after finishing 20th last year and 58th in 2010.
“I’ll take it,” Roberts said. “I dang sure needed something like that. Things hadn’t been going all that well for me in Canada.”
The other champions in the $141,559 Airdrie ProRodeo were bareback riders Steven Peebles and Clayton Bunney (85.5 points each), steer wrestler Travis Carnine (3.6 seconds), team ropers Charly Crawford and Jim Ross Cooper (4.3 seconds), saddle bronc rider Dustin Flundra (83.5 points), bull riders Garrett Green and Ty Elliott (86 points each) and barrel racer Nina Smith (14.863 seconds).
• Ethan McNeill and Morgan Heaton were 1-2 in the first round of the bareback riding at the June 28-30 Lehi (Utah) Round-Up, but turned out before the second go. They had a more important appointment to keep: a benefit rodeo in McCammon, Idaho, on June 30 to raise awareness of pertussis. The highly contagious bacterial disease took the life of 8-week-old Kenadee Wilde, the daughter of Wilderness Circuit bareback rider Morgan Wilde and wife, Amber, on May 3. The benefit was put on by bull rider Nat Fly and wife Mackenzie, with proceeds from the rodeo, raffle and T-shirt sales going to help defray the Wildes’ medical costs. The Wildes saw the event more as a chance to bring more awareness of the problem to their community. “(It’s) really frustrating to know that if people would have vaccinated, that we could have avoided this,” Morgan Wilde told LocalNews8 in Pocatello, Idaho.
• Steer roping returned to the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Ariz., on July 2, for the first time in nearly 30 years, and nobody enjoyed the occasion more than Chet Herren. The Pawhuska, Okla., cowboy won the three-head average with a time of 39.1 seconds to beat Mike Chase by 2.8 seconds, earn $4,594 and move inside the Top 10 in the world standings. Leo Campbell finished third and two-time World Champion Rocky Patterson was fourth.
• Brazile Watch: A 1,882-mile (3,029 kilometer) commute from Texas to Alberta paid off with another record – well, an extension of one of Trevor Brazile’s earnings records. His $5,694 over the June 29-July 1 weekend allowed him to surpass $100,000 in season earnings ($101,306 and counting) for a record 15th consecutive year. He tied for second place in the Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo team roping with Patrick Smith ($3,808 each) and earned another $1,886 in steer roping for winning the third round at the West of the Pecos Rodeo in Pecos, Texas. Brazile leads the all-around and steer roping standings, is second among team roping headers (just $2,601 behind leader Kaleb Driggers) and 30th in tie-down roping. Smith’s total of $44,803 moved him into first place among team roping heelers ahead of Chase Tryan.
• For full results of the weekend’s PRCA rodeos visit www.prorodeo.com.
4. PRCA announces MGM Grand Hotel & Casino as new ProRodeo partner
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) announced on July 2 that the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has agreed to become a National Sponsor and Hotel Partner of the PRCA.  The multi-year sponsorship agreement will provide PRCA members and fans an opportunity to explore the luxuries MGM Grand offers its guests.
“We are excited to welcome MGM Grand into the PRCA family of sponsors,” said Commissioner Karl Stressman. “Partnering with MGM Grand gives our passionate ProRodeo fans the opportunity to experience the luxury of this property and to be a part of the first-class events that this great entertainment venue offers.”
“Partnering with the PRCA is another example of MGM Grand’s commitment to the Western lifestyle and the sport of ProRodeo,” said MGM Grand Vice President Tim Kelly. “We look forward to providing loyal PRCA members and fans a year-round home in Las Vegas.
For more information on MGM Grand visit ProRodeo.com and click on the MGM Grand link or visit www.mgmgrand.com/nfr.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
       “It’s not all bad. Sometimes when you’re in a rush like that your motor’s running so dang hard and fast already, it works out to an advantage for you.”
              – Saddle bronc riding world standings leader Wade Sundell on the tension he felt in driving 1,882 miles from Alberta, Canada, in less than 24 hours to get to Pecos, Texas, in time to compete – with minutes to spare. Sundell ended up with an 86-point ride on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Choir Girl, tying Cody Martin for first place.
5. Next Up
July 2    Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede ongoing
July 2    World’s Oldest Rodeo, Prescott, Ariz., ongoing
July 2    Greeley (Colo.) Stampede ongoing
July 2    Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede ongoing
July 2    Cody (Wyo.) Stampede ongoing
July 2    Home of Champions Rodeo, Red Lodge, Mont., begins
July 2    Sitting Bull Stampede, Mobridge, S.D., begins
July 2    Livingston (Mont.) Roundup begins
July 2    Black Hills Round-Up, Belle Fourche, S.D., begins
July 2    Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days begins
July 3    Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo begins
July 3    Eugene (Ore.) ProRodeo begins
July 3    St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo begins
July 3    Old West Trail Rodeo, Crawford, Neb., begins
July 3    Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo begins
July 4    Western Stampede, West Jordan, Utah, begins
July 4    Rodeo of the Ozarks, Springdale, Ark., begins
July 4    Navajo Nation Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo, Window Rock, Ariz., begins
July 4    Steamboat Springs (Colo.) ProRodeo Series begins (with permit section)
July 4    Capitol Legends Rodeo, Fort Pierre, S.D., begins
July 4    Oakley Independence Days Rodeo, Oakley City, Utah, begins
July 5    Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza begins
July 5    Heart of the North Rodeo, Spooner, Wis., begins
July 5    Belton (Texas) Chamber 4th of July Celebration & Pro Rodeo begins
July 6    Benalto (Alberta) Stampede begins
July 6    Park Rapids (Minn.) Headwaters Rodeo & Bull Ride begins
July 6    Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo begins
July 6    Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series begins
July 6    Pikuni ProRodeo, Browning Mont., begins
July 7    Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown-Pilesgrove, N.J.
July 8    Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo
6. News and notes from the rodeo trail
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., was placed under mandatory evacuation order on June 27-28 because of the threat posed by the Waldo Canyon Fire that killed two people and destroyed 347 homes in the nearby foothills. The PRCA is extremely grateful to Tammy Fields, vice president of the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, for her assistance in arranging for four PRCA employees to enter the building on June 28 to check the servers, remove a server and laptops needed to continue the business of the organization. The PRCA staff would also like to express its sincere appreciation for the generosity of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association in allowing the ProCom staff to work at the WPRA offices in downtown Colorado Springs during the evacuation … Duane Howard, a top roughstock hand and later a PRCA official who worked 11 NFRs, was moved on July 1 from the intensive care unit to a private room at Med Center One in Bismarck, N.D., where he is being treated for a severe head injury. Howard, inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2008 in the Notables category, fell last week while going out to collect the mail at his Sheyenne, N.D., home and struck his head on the pavement. A CT scan determined that he had brain hemorrhaging and he was airlifted to Bismarck. There he was placed in an induced coma to minimize the chance of additional bleeding … The Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo is back for its 36th annual edition on July 6-7 with a rebuilt arena. “After last year’s rodeo, the storm that hit Isanti took the whole existing preferred seating down,” Rodeo Chairman Tom Pagel told the Isanti County News, “so we just decided to rebuild it, adding length to the preferred seating section to make a new club section above the bucking chutes. Then we kept going by adding more club suites on the north end of the arena. The preferred seats are all sold out.” Groups renting the rodeo suites for a night are set up with food, beverages and reserved parking. The rodeo announcer’s booth is also now situated in the club suites on the north side, overlooking the chutes for events such as steer wrestling and team roping … D&C Productions will be live streaming coverage of the 90th annual Greeley (Colo.) Stampede through to its conclusion on July 4. Visit greeleystampede.org for pricing information … The St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo has promoted numerous fundraising events for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF) over the years and this week the committee has a couple of creative initiatives on the schedule. On July 5, there will be a celebrity bartending event in the Tack Room Saloon that will take donations for JCCF and July 6 is “Beyond the Boots” night at the rodeo with $1 from each ticket benefiting JCCF. Additionally, there will be a drawing for a Wrangler Western Guitar signed by George Strait and a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels. This will cap off a month of fundraising efforts in St. Paul for the fund. Last year more than $16,000 was donated to JCCF.  For more information, go to www.stpaulrodeo.com. The Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund is the official charity of the PRCA and is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that provides need-based financial assistance to those injured through their participation in professional rodeo … Steer wrestler Spud Duvall, a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler NFR and a member of the PRCA Board of Directors, will participate in the July 13-14 Wounded Warrior Softball Games in Sulphur, La. A team led by Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch will play the Wound Warrior Amputee Softball Team (www.woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org) to raise money for the WWAST and the Wounded Warrior Project … Bullfighter Casey Smith was injured during the June 30 performance of the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede and was replaced by Wacey Munsell
7. 2012 PRCA World Standings leaders
AA: Trevor Brazile..…………$101,306
BB: Wes Stevenson…………….$65,793
SW: Ethen Thouvenell……….. $40,322
TR-1: Kaleb Driggers………….$47,404
TR-2: Chase Tryan….…………$43,469
SB: Wade Sundell…..……….. $51,780
TD: Justin Maass..…………….$52,061
BR: Cody Teel…………………….$75,407
SR: Trevor Brazile……………….$36,847

8. 2012 PRCA World Standings
Unofficial as of July 2, 2012.
For the 2012 season (Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012), official rodeo limits are as follows: all-around, 70; bareback riding, 100; steer wrestling, 70; team roping, 85; saddle bronc riding, 100; tie-down roping, 75; barrel racing, 100; and bull riding, 125. Bull riders can count earnings at PRCA Xtreme Bulls events toward the PRCA World Standings, but not toward the all-around standings.
2012 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS
All-around
1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $101,306
2.      Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         50,002
3.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        48,304
4.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         47,068
5.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      41,962
6.      Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas       36,771
7.      Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah       31,699
8.      Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta         30,309
9.      Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.    25,762
10.     Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.      24,408
11.     Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas   20,960
12.     Brent Lewis, Pinon, N.M.         19,531
13.     Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas     19,450
14.     Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.    15,899
15.     Justin Thigpen, Waycross, Ga.    15,040
16.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      15,020
17.     Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah    13,870
18.     Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.     13,281
19.     Clovis Crane, Lebanon, Pa.       13,092
20.     Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif.    12,328
Bareback Riding
1.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas    $65,793
2.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas         60,985
3.      Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah       45,947
4.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.        37,615
5.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.         35,039
6.      Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.     32,469
7.      J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.         32,333
8.      Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah      31,755
9.      Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan.    30,757
10.     Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.    30,197
11.     Matt Bright, Azle, Texas         27,158
12.     Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas   25,740
13.     Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.        25,248
14.     Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta         23,408
15.     Brian Bain, Culver, Ore.         23,053
16.     Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas      22,388
17.     Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.    21,480
18.     Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.     20,092
19.     Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.         19,869
20.     Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alberta        19,556
Steer Wrestling
1.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.   $40,322
2.      Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.      34,639
3.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.    31,751
4.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.         29,716
5.      Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.         29,712
6.      Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho        29,662
7.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.       28,354
8.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.       28,350
9.      Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.  27,872
10.     Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas         26,589
11.     Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah    25,766
12.     Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.    25,319
13.     K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas       25,231
14.     Sean Santucci, Prineville, Ore.  23,984
15.     Ben Shofner, Jasper, Texas       23,802
16.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         21,671
17.     Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.      21,655
18.     Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia     21,200
19.     Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.      21,118
20.     Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D.    21,090
Team Roping (header)
1.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.       $47,404
2.    Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas    44,803
3.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas        43,859
4.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.    43,469
5.      Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.      38,053
6.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.       37,639
7.      Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.         33,158
8.      Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz.  31,954
9.      Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.    31,684
10.     Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas  30,717
11.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.        29,406
12.     Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.   29,133
13.     Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.     27,540
14.     Arky Rogers, Lake City, Fla.     24,832
15.     Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.  22,541
16.     Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas         22,385
17.     Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.        21,981
18.     Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas       21,793
19.     Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.   21,595
20.     Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas       21,570
Team Roping (heeler)
1.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas   $44,803
2.    Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.         43,469
3.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.       42,724
4.      Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.        38,053
5.      Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas  37,785
6.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.     37,639
7.      Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif.  36,695
8.      Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas        31,239
9.      Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas       30,717
10.     Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.     30,621
11.     B.J. Campbell, Aguila, Ariz.     30,086
12.     Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.        29,596
13.     Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.        28,700
14.     Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas   27,503
15.     Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.   25,154
16.     Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas       24,444
17.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.         24,295
18.     Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M.  22,547
19.     John Philipp, Washington, Texas  22,385
20.     Brad Culpepper, Poulan, Ga.      21,086
Saddle Bronc Riding
1.      Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa      $51,780
2.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah       47,272
3.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah      42,677
4.      Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.         42,183
5.      Cody Taton, Mud Butte, S.D.      38,794
6.      Jake Wright, Milford, Utah       31,341
7.      Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.        30,246
8.      Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas   30,010
9.      Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.       27,795
10.     Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.    27,327
11.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas       27,159
12.     Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.      26,031
13.     Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia         25,147
14.     Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.     25,057
15.     Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas         25,021
16.     Joaquin Real, Woody, Calif.      24,306
17.     Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand       23,351
18.     Kyle Thomson, Lundbreck, Alberta         22,376
19.     J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.     21,546
20.     Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont.  19,659
Tie-down Roping
1.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas    $52,061
2.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas       43,748
3.      Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas    40,035
4.      Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.     38,947
5.      Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.      37,178
6.      Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas   32,940
7.      Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.        31,623
8.      Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas        31,447
9.      Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas        31,330
10.     Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.     28,529
11.     E.J. Roberts, Stephenville, Texas        27,788
12.     Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M.        27,520
13.     Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M.       26,812
14.     Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.         25,973
15.     Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas     25,318
16.     Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah    24,054
17.     Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas      24,014
18.     Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas  23,022
19.     Logan Hofer, Magrath, Alberta    22,774
20.     Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho   22,260
Steer Roping
1.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas   $36,847
2.      Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas      32,148
3.      Kim Ziegelgruber, Edmond, Okla.  28,270
4.      Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.      27,240
5.      Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas   24,300
6.      Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas       21,662
7.      Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla.     20,065
8.      Cody Scheck, Ellinwood, Kan.     17,336
9.      Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.  17,113
10.     Rod Hartness, Pawhuska, Okla.    16,866
11.     Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.     16,740
12.     Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.     15,371
13.     Cody Garnett, Barnsdall, Okla.   15,327
14.     Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz.      14,365
15.     Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M.         13,989
16.     J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.    13,636
17.     Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas       12,645
18.     Lawson Plemons, Axtell, Texas    11,291
19.     JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas      10,648
20.     Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas    10,477
Bull Riding
1.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas        $75,407
2.      Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.       64,868
3.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas       54,764
4.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.         54,175
5.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas      52,242
6.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.        42,548
7.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.   40,170
8.      Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.   35,432
9.      Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas         34,726
10.     Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.         33,818
11.     Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.    31,718
12.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.         30,365
13.     Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah      30,259
14.     Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.       29,713
15.     Seth Glause, Cheyenne, Wyo.      29,466
16.     Beau Schroeder, China, Texas     28,230
17.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.   27,791
18.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas  26,633
19.     Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.       26,532
20.  Corey Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.                        23,413
*2012 Barrel Racing (through July 2, 2012)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas   $98,250
2. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas        94,125
3. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alberta         72,418
4. Benette Barrington-Little, Ardmore, Okla.      58,967
5. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.          41,565
6. Christina Richman, Glendora, Calif.    37,159
7. Sammi Bessert,       Loma, Colo.        35,713
8. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas      33,884
9. Trula Churchill,      Valentine, Neb.   32,438
10. Robyn Herring, Huntington, Texas      32,359
11. Brenda Mays, Terrebonne, Ore.         31,902
12. Nikki Steffes, Vale, S.D.     31,741
13. Karen Little, San Saba, Texas         31,665
14. Tana Renick,        Kingston, Okla.   30,213
15. Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas        28,630
16. Linda Vick, Hesperia, Calif.          28,002
17. Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz.   27,113
18. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas      25,135
19. Angie Meadors, Blanchard, Okla.       24,176
20. Randa Kellogg, Point, Texas                    23,000
9. 2012 Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings
Unofficial as of July 2, 2012.
Bareback Riding
1.      Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas        $29,296
2.      Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas   28,674
3.      Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.       23,680
4.      Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore.        20,402
5.      Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.       17,923
6.      J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.       11,322
7.      Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah     11,018
8.      Luke Creasy, Brownfield, Alberta        9,402
9.      Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo.   9,153
10.     Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.        8,226
11.     Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.   7,806
12.     Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas  7,609
13.     Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho   6,307
14.     Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La.    6,071
15.     Steven Anding, Crossroads, Texas        5,817
16.     Orin Larsen, Twin Falls, Idaho  5,785
17.     Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo.    4,773
18.     Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont.   4,752
19.     Josi Young, Kimberly, Idaho     4,349
20.     Caine Riddle, Vernon, Texas     3,684
 
Steer Wrestling
1.      Les Shepperson, Midwest, Wyo.   $22,502
2.      Ethen Thouvenell, Napa, Calif.  19,547
3.      Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore.        18,765
4.      Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah   17,082
5.      Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.      16,122
6.      Shane Henderson, Winfield, Kan. 14,103
7.      Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.      14,006
8.      Kyle Whitaker, Chambers, Neb.   13,466
9.      Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo.     11,930
10.     Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas        11,737
11.     Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D.        11,344
12.     K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas      11,008
13.     Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif.     9,158
14.     Clayton Moore, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia    8,684
15.     Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho       8,527
16.     Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 8,463
17.     Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont.     8,440
18.     Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.     8,022
19.     Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo.  7,789
20.     Ken Lewis, La Junta, Colo.      6,880
 
Team Roping-Header
1.      Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga.     $25,038
2.      Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla.      23,746
3.      Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.   23,117
4.      Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas       20,745
5.      Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas  17,719
6.      Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz.       13,247
7.      Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D.  12,528
8.      Spencer Mitchell, Colusa, Calif.        12,525
9.      Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 12,108
10.     Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.       11,286
11.     Justin Yost, Hico, Texas        10,446
12.     Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 10,253
13.     Nick Rawlings, Stephenville, Texas      9,905
14.     Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.     9,557
15.     Travis Tryan, Billings, Mont.   9,390
16.     Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz.        9,374
17.     Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas      9,295
18.     Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas 9,112
19.     Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont.    8,970
20.     Garrett Tonozzi, Fruita, Colo.  7,390
 
Team Roping-Heeler
1.      Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev.      $25,038
2.      Kollin VonAhn, Durant, Okla.    23,746
3.      Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.      23,117
4.      Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.       18,270
5.      Patrick Smith, Midland, Texas   17,719
6.      Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas  16,250
7.      Caleb Twisselman, Santa Margarita, Calif.       15,032
8.      Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.    13,952
9.      Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz. 13,247
10.     Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M. 12,797
11.     Broc Cresta, Santa Rosa, Calif. 12,525
12.     Bucky Campbell, Benton City, Wash.      10,446
13.     Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas       10,253
14.     Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 9,898
15.     Randon Adams, Logandale, Nev.   9,661
16.     Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.       9,557
17.     Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas      9,112
18.     Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.     8,526
19.     Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas      8,349
20.     Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif.        7,821
 
Saddle Bronc
1.      Jeff Willert, Belvidere, S.D.   $21,628
2.      Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.    20,182
3.      Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah     20,042
4.      Cody Wright, Milford, Utah      18,766
5.      Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.        17,446
6.      J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.    15,687
7.      Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas        14,092
8.      Cody Angland, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia       13,118
9.      Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D.     12,641
10.     Jake Wright, Milford, Utah      12,453
11.     Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.      11,001
12.     Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas      10,694
13.     Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa     10,153
14.     Jacobs Crawley, College Station, Texas  8,476
15.     Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas    7,324
16.     Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand     6,894
17.     Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba  6,659
18.     Ty Atchison, Jackson, Mo.       6,439
19.     Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.       6,168
20.     Cody Martin, Eagle, Colo.       5,578
 
Tie Down Roping
1.      Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas      $31,381
2.      Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas   27,308
3.      Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas    16,600
4.      Jeremiah Peek, Pueblo, Colo.    15,694
5.      Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas     14,225
6.      Clint Cooper, Decatur, Texas    13,559
7.      Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla.      13,267
8.      Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 12,605
9.      Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo.        10,935
10.     Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla.    10,835
11.     Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas       10,777
12.     Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas   10,744
13.     Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho  10,677
14.     Blair Burk, Durant, Okla.       10,224
15.     Joseph Parsons, Marana, Ariz.   9,980
16.     Bradley Bynum, Sterling City, Texas     9,683
17.     Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah      9,566
18.     Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas     9,094
19.     Ross Beasley, Sulphur, La.      8,857
20.     Jerrad Hofstetter, Portales, N.M.       8,820
 
Bull Riding
1.      Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D.  $23,237
2.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       22,690
3.      Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas     13,952
4.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      13,442
5.      Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah  11,955
6.      Patrick Geipel, Elbert, Colo.   10,644
7.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        10,604
8.      Travis Atkinson, Lehi, Utah     9,983
9.      Keith Roquemore, Cottonwood, Calif.     9,203
10.     Bryan Richardson, Dallas, Texas 8,771
11.     Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La.  7,964
12.     Cameron Bland, Maben, Miss.     7,918
13.     Clayton Savage, Cheyenne, Wyo.  7,909
14.     Beau Brooks, Strathmoore, Alberta       7,520
15.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        7,425
16.     Shawn Proctor, Tooele, Utah     7,230
17.     Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah       6,910
18.     Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.      6,727
19.     Logan Knibbe, Rockdale, Texas   6,138
20.     Friday Wright II, Moss Point, Miss.     5,575
10. 2012 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings
Unofficial as of July 2, 2012.
1.      Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo.        $37,026
2.      Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas       30,549
3.      J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas      26,238
4.      Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn.       24,414
5.      Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah     16,681
6.      Tony Mendes, Fruita, Colo.      16,346
7.      Nile Lebaron, Hamilton, Texas   15,809
8.      Tate Stratton, Kellyville, Okla.        14,462
9.      Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas        14,167
10.     Cody Samora, Cortez, Colo.      14,031
11.     Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.      13,880
12.     Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo.   13,491
13.     Douglas Duncan, Alvin, Texas    13,351
14.     Colin McTaggart, Las Vegas, Nev.        12,655
15.     Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla.      12,549
16.     Sonny Murphy, Tremonton, Utah   11,226
17.     Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 10,473
18.     Jimmy Anderson, Denton, Texas   9,964
19.     Sunshine Schwartz, Anoka, Minn. 9,541
20.  Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla.                                9,532
The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are nearly 30 million fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys in premier events through the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots, the Justin Boots Playoffs and Championships, the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour and the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Action from PRCA-sanctioned rodeos and its premier events appears on Great American Country (DISH Network 165, DirecTV 326) and Pursuit (DISH Network 240, DirecTV 608). Each year, PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. www.prorodeo.com

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